Providence is not only a place for great festivities, but also a place where great friendships are born. Candy (right) and Claudia (left) have been friends for over ten years, despite racial, social and economic differences. Candy describes herself as “a victim to creator” who, after surviving abuse and crack addiction, went on to found Destiny House, a non-profit dedicated to helping women of color who are victims of domestic violence. Both women have overcome obstacles, but have supported and empowered each other throughout the years. What is the key to a great friendship? Both Candy and Claudia agree the answer is honesty.